News - Vanuatu

26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu relief operation expected this week

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu are planning to roll out relief support this week for victims of Cyclone Hola which struck the country earlier this month.Teams sent to carry out assessments in...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash ongoing hazard in Vanuatu

Thousands of people in Vanuatu's West Ambae are being forced to use umbrellas when they go outside because of constant ash fall from the island's Manaro volcano. The volcano had forced the...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae again blanketed in volcanic ash

A disaster official on Vanuatu's Ambae island says the island is again being blanketed by ash and acid rain, only months after residents returned. The entire island was evacuated late last year...

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12

Mar '18

12 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial survey reveals widespread crop damage in Vanuatu

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say cyclone Hola caused widespread damage on most islands in the central parts of the country. Last week, the cyclone passed over Vanuatu as a category two...

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21

Feb '18

21 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu to get millions from Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund is to inject $US28 million dollars into the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change to help the country address climate change. The Daily Post says the five year project will...

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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Sustainable Agriculture in Vanuatu in the Wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. The nation’s economy is based largely on its agriculture and tourism sectors, both of which were decimated by Tropical Cyclone (TC)...

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06

Feb '18

6 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic alert raised for Gaua in Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Geohazards Department is warning of increased volcanic activity on the island of Gaua. The alert level was raised from level 1 to level 2 last week signalling a state of major...

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02

Feb '18

2 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans single-use plastic bags but concerns exist for local handicraft sector

PACIFIC BEAT / By Catherine Graue Vanuatu's ban on single-use plastic bags has come into effect today but there are concerns an influx of much cheaper imports from Asia may hit the local...

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24

Jan '18

24 Jan 2018

Vanuatu

Project to help victims of violence in Vanuatu's remote areas

A pilot project has been launched by Vanuatu's justice ministry to help victims of violence who live in remote areas to get access to the justice system. The project, funded by Australia, gives...

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24

Jan '18

24 Jan 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes

A ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes is to come into force in Vanuatu at the end of this month. The Council of Ministers agreed to stop single-use bags being...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash still causing problems on Ambae

The Vanuatu island of Ambae continues to be affected by ashfall, particularly in the west and now in the north. A local pastor, William Bice, told the Daily Post the ash fall was heavy and is...

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31

Oct '17

31 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

Push to teach Vanuatu children about independence struggle

Vanuatu's head of state Obed Moses Tallis has called on schools as well as parents to teach their children the history of the country's independence struggle. Mr Tallis made the call after...

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